I’m a product designer at GitHub, and work remotely from my home in County Down, Northern Ireland. I care about building focused products, approachable interfaces, and information architecture that encourages flow.
Occasionally, I write things. I wish I did this more often.
- Proving taste – 31 October 2014
- Just play – 23 October 2014
- Interfaces all the way down – 12 November 2013
- Thoughts on in-browser design – 04 October 2013
- Open Source needs a new UI – 07 December 2011
I sometimes also write on the GitHub blog. Here’s a couple of articles:
Every now and then I present at events.
Design at GitHub @ Workshop
Osaka, Japan — 3 June 2014
How GitHub Works / Design at GitHub @ Kyoto University Design School
Kyoto, Japan — 2 June 2014
Interested in having me speak at your event? Let’s talk →
I often experiment with side-projects. Here are a few I’ve played around with over the last little while:
- To experiment with the recently released Heroku button, I made one-button deployments for a few things:
Gridism is a deliberately simple CSS grid that better reflects my mental model of layouts. I don’t think in 12 or 16 column grids, I think in terms of halves, thirds, quarters and so forth.
DCIY is an attempt to build a simple CI system that you can run locally on your computer.
- Filefile is a light-hearted send-up of the various applications and systems that use filenames that end with the word ‘file’.
Have a look at my GitHub profile for a longer list.